- This category tree is for websites based in, or exclusively about, county borough of the Vale of Glamorgan,
- on the most southern coast of South Wales. The Vale of Glamorgan, besides the unitary authority is
- a constituency of both the UK Parliament, and the National Assembly for Wales.
- There is no town of Glamorgan, and present day major settlements arose from the industrial revolution.
- Glamorgan was one of the thirteen historic administrative counties of Wales, originally a pre-Norman
- medieval kingdom. Between 1972 and 1974, the three districts of Glamorgan became "preserved" counties,
- which where split further into unitary authorities in 1996.
- The most eastern, and second largest, town of the Vale of Glamorgan, is at the east, on the east coast,
- on the south of Cardiff Bay, and the barrage now provides a non-tidal marina, at Penarth.
- The town with higher population is further west on the coast, at Barry, which, with the
- peninsula Barry Island, is the most southerly point.
- Despite its name, Cardiff International Airport is even further west at Rhoose.
- Further west is Llantwit Major, with minor settlements of St Donats, Marcross, Southerndown .
- and Ogmore-by-Sea where the Ogmore River forms the boundary with Bridgend.
- The M4 motorway crosses the Ogmore River to Pencoed, and the M4 coincides with the northern
- boundary of the Vale of Glamorgan, with Rhondda Cynon Taff eastwards, south of Pontyclun,
- before the M4 meets the north west boundary of Cardiff boundary at junction 33,
- Cardiff West Services. In this rural area there a small settlements associated
- with the Ely River; St Bride's super-Ely is west of the Cardiff boundary from St Fagans.
- The north east part of the Vale is represented by the Peterston-super-Ely, as far west as Ystradowen.
- The A4232 dual carriageway forms the boundary with Cardiff south east,
- back to the Ely River as it enters Cardiff Bay.
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